Students will explore the origins of key elements of the current criminal law, from blood feuds and the ordeal, to public prosecutions, the origins of policing and current police-related issues, rights to counsel, key changes in legislation including laws and policing powers pertaining to gangs and organized crime, mandatory-minimum sentencing, imprisonment, and alternative dispute resolution. This course also introduces students to contemporary debates in criminology, while demonstrating a range of research methods and approaches.


Pre-Requisite: None

Anti-requisite: LAW 6781 - Issues in Criminal Law: History, Evolution & Theoretical Approaches

NCA equivalence:


Terms Offered

Winter 24

Video conference only

Course Section: M

6.0 credits

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